11/22/10

Luke Bilyk's 16th Birthday Bash


(Luke and myself meeting for the first time)

Amazing, party of the year, greatest night of my life; these are all the thoughts that come to mind when I think of Luke Bilyk’s Sixteenth Birthday Bash at the Guvernment Entertainment Complex in Canada. I was able to attend this amazing event, thanks to the Bilyk family. While I was there to enjoy the party, I was also there to provide all my readers with exclusive coverage.
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The party began with a Meet & Greet with Luke between 6pm-8pm followed by the Birthday Bash at 8pm. One on one photos were taken with fans and a personal signed photo was also given, as well as enjoying a slide show of Luke's childhood memories filled with his early years of modeling clips and growing up years.
(two fans tell me how excited they were to meet Luke)

It was after talking with Luke and Momma Bilyk through email and twitter for so long, that I was finally able to meet them both in person, I also met Luke’s father Barry. After I met them I came to the conclusion that I had just met the nicest people in the world. The line of fans continued to grow and I was able to stand by and interview a few Fans. Unfortunately, the audio on my files did not come out clear, but I’m always prepared! I wrote everything down on my blackberry. These two girls (pictured above) informed that they were “soooo excited” for the party, and when I asked them how early they purchased their tickets, they said “Oh..we bought our tickets within a few hours of it being announced!” At 8pm, general admission began and in came a massive amount of fans, family and friends. The DJ RoyalP was great, also in attendance was a Special guest appearance by Rap Artist Blake Carrington who rocked the house with Luke on stage. Everyone enjoyed food, beverage and lots of giveaways from the stage. One of the lucky fans Maryanna Barron won a skateboard with Luke's face airbrushed on it by Airbrush 4u and personally signed by Luke to the winner.
(Above is guest performer, Blake Carrington, performing on stage with Luke Bilyk)

Everyone watched while Luke blew out the16 Birthday candles on his very BIG 4 layer long cake, they All enjoyed a piece of the Birthday cake which had a photo of Luke in the centre.
(Luke is surrounded by tons of fans as he blows out his candles)

Everything went very smooth, I think what made the party so great, was the energy. Luke, friends and those in attendance of the Degrassi cast and Winging It, put out a great amount of energy, the excitement was mounted and the crowd received the energy and fed off of it. It was this powerful combination that made the vibe in the room go from just your “regular” party to something much more memorable.

(The cast of Degrassi was kind enough to sit down and talk with me about Luke)

(Degrassi cast members would dance with the fans and take pictures with them throughout the night)

I was given a great opportunity, thanks to Mr. Bilyk, which allowed me to interview the cast about Luke. I really wanted to get some embarrassing stories but Luke got lucky and the cast told me that they had nothing embarrassing to say about him. The cast did tell me that Luke loves to play jokes on everyone. Jordan Todosey recalled when Luke prank called her once. Another thing I noticed was the closeness of the Cast. Since they were more like a family I asked them how close they all were with Luke, and Samantha Munro stated that they hang out as much as they can and that everyone is really close with one another. Lastly, I asked them to describe Luke in three words. They all agreed on funny, nice, and an emphasis on honest. After meeting the whole cast I have nothing but great things to say about them. Sometimes we forget that they are more than just great actors and actresses, but it’s important to realize that they are all great people too! Throughout the night the cast would come and dance with the fans, and allow everyone to take pictures with them, which made everything much more personable. All in all the party was a huge success and I want to wish Luke (for like the third time) a Happy 16th birthday! Enjoy some of the pictures from the party and get ready for part two of my Canada trip: Dinner with the Bilyks!

(It's safe to say that Melinda Shankar made my life haha!)
-Jay P-

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG I HATE YOU! YOUR SO LUCKY

Jade said...

this is great! I loved the article. You and Luke are like best friends now huh!

Melissa said...

aw you look great! I'm glad you had a great time. I wanna read about this Dinner! That's crazy. So are you and Luke legit friends now?

Ally said...

im so happy for u! ive been following u with day 1 and i knew u were gonna make it. Congrats..u've done it

Anonymous said...

so this is probably the most amazing thing ever. Luke is my fav on degrassi!

Anonymous said...

how in the world did you and Luke become friends...how did you get to this party..how did you go to their house for dinner! UGH I LOVE LUKE AND NOW I WISH I WERE YOU !!!!

Wammy;) (Laura) said...

Wow JohnnyP!
You're really getting places I'm really glad for you:)
Especially meeting one of the sexiest guys on Degrassi I wish I did hahaha ;D Anyways congrats again and looks like you had an awesome time.

Kelly said...

i really wish i couldve went to the party! it looks like so much fun! great coverage. u really made me feel like i was there for a second

Anonymous said...

okay! now u need to throw ur 18th party.

JAY P VS LUKE BILYK

who's party wins!

John Panichella said...

Aha..yeaaa ^^ Luke wins already! lol.

TeamJaySwag said...

^^ I saw you go for it! Challenge Luke to a party battle now!

Justin said...

dude ur going far! keep it up

Flora aka Momma Bilyk said...

Thank you John for sharing some of the highlights from Luke's 16th they're were many special moments as you mentioned that we will never forget. John your an amazing person, and we are so proud to call you our friend. Your cousin Nicole is a sweetheart~It was soo nice to have you both at our home for dinner...and thanks for playing the piano your so talented in many ways I must say! We enjoyed your company!
Tnx 4 sharing~MB;)

lukebilyk1 said...

Hey John & Nicole, It's Luke
Just wanted to say tnx for coming all that way from New Jersey to be at my 16th B-day Bash!
It was nice chillin with you,lets do it again... tnx man, luke
ps
tnx for the article nice touch

Anonymous said...

omg omg omg omg omg did Luke just commented on this! u guys really are friends!

John Panichella said...

@Momma Bilyk and @Luke

Hey guys! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out the article. Glad to call you both friends as well =]. Keep in touch and we'll have to hang out soon!

Toni said...

luke is so fineee. i cant believe u met him and that u guys are friends. thats insane! i bet u never thought that this website would take u this far a few years ago

Anonymous said...

U had dinner with Luke ! That's insane. I can't believe you two became friends.

Kim said...

Really great coverage ! Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

The party looks great! I wish i were friends with Luke

Anonymous said...

So what's it like being friends with a celebrity.

Nicole said...

yea this is pretty amazing..i cant believe that you actually met Luke and are now friends with him!

MalibuMara said...

looks like you had a of fun!
congrats :D

Anonymous said...

Glad u had a great time! Tell Luke I said hi plz

Jayla said...

Ur so lucky u dont even know!

Anonymous said...

i luvvv this site and i think its so cool that u and Luke are friends. u two can take over! LUKE AND JAYSWAG!!

Anonymous said...

great post. ur getting really good at coverage and everything! im glad ur getting far. keep it up

Anonymous said...

OMGZ Luke and his mom commented on your website. I HATE YOU can we trade lives please

hugs and kisses said...

im glad u had a great time. do a video blog soon so we can ask u some questions!

krisel anne said...

Hey John! It was nice talking to you and your cousin for a short while at Luke's 16th Birthday Bash. Can't believe you put a picture of my best friend and I on your blog. :) You're blog is incredible. Keep it up! :D &Luke's 16th Birthday was amazing, had the best time!

Anonymous said...

Man I wish I could of met luke bilyk gosh he is cute

Brooke said...

I Hope Luke has a birthday party this year im so mad i missed it last year he is amazing I <3 derassi

<3 brooke

Anonymous said...

omg i love luke <3 biggest fan ever!!